This year has by far been the most transformative. It’s been a journey to say the least. I’ve been humbled more than I’ve ever thought possible. I’ve seen things within myself I’ve never truly understood before and feel I have a better understanding of the woman I want to be. Now I look forward to the future and the endless trails that lie ahead of me! Got a few more weeks of 31 and am ready for whatever 32 brings my way!!
Breakfast Tent Buffet
Days since town: 3
My legs hurt. My left knee wakes me in near-agony at night, my left hamstring burns at random times, my glutes are on fire when going uphill, my right quad has a pulled muscle that only hurts going downhill, my right foot has burned through the insole, I sprained my right big toe, and the balls of my feet are callusing from grinding against pine needles that accumulate in my shoes. My calves are scraped, tanned, and then blackened from soil and soot from walking through a burn-area. Not to mention the constellations of mosquito bites everywhere. Two things keep me from dwelling in pain: such a radical and ever-changing trail, and food.
While I waited for my knee to stop flaring this morning, I enjoyed an extended all-I-could-eat Tent Buffet of everything bagel crisps, @traderjoes chocolate biscotti, pb-filled pretzels, honey sesame almonds, dried blueberries, and crunchy granola 🏕🍽